At first it's wow, look how much money I made at the craft show....... and then reality sets in. Bills have to be paid. There is rent, insurance, and credit card bills. Damn, somebody has to pay them.
So I wrote checks for those expenses but made sure to save out a little to put back into the business. (I usually do.)
Come next spring I plan on buying carrying bags for the tent poles (those are heavy suckers!) But for now I bought a rolling jewelry case that holds fifteen trays. I bought divided inserts for the trays and foam covers. I figured the case is something I can use now so it took top priority.
Before this I was dumping everything into nested white boxes and clear shoe boxes and small white jewelry boxes. It was a hunt and peck method, often leading to tangled or missing pieces. It will take longer to load this up, but at least things will be more organized.
I have to admit though at first I thought I got ripped off. I pulled up the side zipper and un-velcroed (is that a word?) bottom. The flap would only open wide enough for me to get thirteen trays in. What? Why doesn't it zip across the top so it opens wider? So, I went to bed perturbed and thinking about how I could alter it to make it work. I'm glad I didn't do anything. A couple of days later I found another zipper on the left and now all fifteen trays slide in so easily. Another senior moment!